So at this time yesterday I had already downed probably eight 12 oz bottles of water. Today, I am on my third cup of coffee. Of course, yesterday I was in yoga training at Power of Your Om - a Baptiste Power Vinyasa Flow based studio - sweating my eyebrows off in an eighty something degree room with between ten and forty five people. It doesn't really make me feel any better about my habits, however, and the "shoulds" (and "shouldn't"s) start creeping in. I "should" be drinking more water even if I'm a seventy four degree room, I "shouldn't" drink so much coffee, I "should" try to fit a workout in instead of blogging, I "shouldn't" eat so much peanut butter. These habits become who we are
So many positive things to think about and know and acknowledge, it’s tough to pick one thing to begin with. First of all, Saturday, in between picking up gadgets and spray paint for a robot costume, my kids and I stopped downtown to grab a book from the Rebecca Caudill reading list required for voting. While walking around under the canopy of bright yellow and oranges, gobs of little creatures were bopping about under foot. Witches, Warlocks, Nurses, Storm Troopers - all drawn by Naperville’s merchant’s association celebration of the fall fun. The light heartedness and generosity of spirit could only be greeted by smiles (although - I bet there were more than a few parents who welcomed espresso or a glass of wine upon collapsing on their comfy couches afterward).
Anderson’s Bookstore - every kid’s favorite Indie bound bookseller - greeted us with the nice surprise of Clifford and Curious George. Later that evening on the way home from a Halloween kid fest, I decided to bring my 20 bucks to the Glancer tent at Potter’s Place, the local
The Thursday night members meeting was hit. It was the first of a new twist of the Naperville Art League’s member meetings led by Karen Musgrave. Membership has been asking for more and more business ideas and creative ways to market their art so Karen decided to ask fiber artist, BJ Parady, to talk about how she uses her blog to promote and sell her work.
Many artists struggle with balancing their studio time where they can be creative with the business administration time which included marketing their work. Parady was encouraging about getting out there - sometimes if even to share ideas or be social